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November 18, 2021

What to Expect for Your Dental Implant Consultation

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Patient at dental implant consultation

Tooth loss is a common issue that people face. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. The good news is that you don’t need to spend the rest of your life with gaps in your smile. Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option because they have so many benefits. If you’re eager to get dental implants, here’s what you can expect during your initial consultation.

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November 4, 2021

What to Expect When Recovering from Full Mouth Reconstruction

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Woman resting after full mouth reconstruction

If you have multiple things going on with your smile that you’d like to have addressed, your dentist may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. While this may sound extreme, it’s just a comprehensive treatment plan that combines several different restorative procedures to restore the health of your smile. This approach is typically more conservative than performing several standalone procedures, but there is still a recovery period. Here is what you can expect this time to look like for some of the most common treatments out there.

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September 24, 2021

What Are Dental Treatments for a Gummy Smile?

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gummy smile before and after illustration

It’s not one of the more well-known cosmetic dentistry issues, but it doesn’t matter how popular a gummy smile is if you are the one dealing with it. Fortunately, your dentist has treatments like porcelain veneers and gum recontouring to address the matter.

Keep reading to learn from your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth about what a gummy smile is, what causes it, and potential treatment options.

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September 4, 2021

What Are Some Surprising Cavity-Causing Foods?

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person eating saltine cracker

A can of cola, a pickle, caramel – many of the problematic cavity-causing foods out there probably aren’t a surprise to you. It’s important to be aware of some lesser-known items that can still cause trouble for your oral health.

Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Fort Worth about some sneaky items that you can avoid, or at least have in moderation.

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August 24, 2021

5 Ways to Stop Bad Breath in Its Tracks

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young woman covering nose because of bad breath

Do you suffer from bad breath? Don’t worry – you’re certainly not alone. More than 80 million people have chronic halitosis (bad breath), so it’s much more common than you think! However, that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing. If you’re scrounging the internet for solutions to fight the foul-smelling odor, stop right there because we’ve got you covered. Read along to learn what causes bad breath and five ways you can alleviate it.

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August 10, 2021

What to Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Visit

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child during first dental visit

Babies are constantly hitting new milestones every day. They usually take their first steps, say their first word, and get their first tooth before they’re even a year old! Did you know that children are supposed to see a dentist shortly after their first tooth erupts? Although it can be nerve-wracking to see your baby in a dental chair, it’s crucial to ensure their smile is off to a healthy start. Read along to learn what to expect during your child’s first dental visit.   

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July 1, 2021

How Many Dental Implants Will You Need to Replace Teeth?

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Man in need of dental implants to replace missing teeth

When you’re missing one tooth, it’s reasonable to guess that you only need to have a single implant placed to make your smile complete. However, if you are missing multiple teeth, whether they are consecutive or throughout the mouth, the number of dental implants you’ll need to rebuild your smile is slightly less clear. For this reason, it’s very important to schedule a consultation with an implant dentist to better understand your tooth replacement needs and the options available to you.

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June 22, 2021

How to Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

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Woman smiling with dental implants

Are you looking to say goodbye to your dentures for good? They may be lifechanging for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth, but there are still plenty of downsides that you care to live without. Fortunately, dental implants are an option as well. They have all sorts of different benefits and more than 3 million Americans are already experiencing them. Here are some of the benefits as well as tips to help you make a smooth transition.

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May 14, 2021

Want to Improve Your Smile? Summer is the Best Time to Start Dental Implants

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girl admiring dental implants

Are you missing teeth? Are your dentures uncomfortable? If you’re struggling to enjoy your favorite foods at the summer cookout, it may be time to consider getting dental implants.

Instead of spending your vacation hiding your teeth, or missing out on delicious meals, start your journey towards a fully restored smile. Don’t wait to pull the trigger! Now is the best time to get implants so you can get back to enjoying life the way you used to. Read on for a few reasons why the sunny season is the perfect opportunity to begin treatment.

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May 3, 2021

Ouch! When Is Tooth Pain Considered a Dental Emergency?

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girl with toothache dental emergency

According to the rule in dentistry, no amount of tooth pain is normal. It’s designed to alert you that something is wrong, so don’t brush it off. Whether your pain is mild or severe, you should seek medical help as early as possible to prevent permanent damage. If you’re currently in this situation, you may be wondering when the pain warrants an emergency visit. After all, couldn’t it just wait until your next appointment?

Read on to learn a few signs your tooth pain requires emergency dental care, and what could happen if you neglect to seek treatment.

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